On This Day

Historical Events in January 1859

  • Jan 5 1st steamboat the North Star sails up the northern Red River, America

Music Premiere

Jan 22 Johannes Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres in Hanover

  • Jan 23 Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii begins an eruption that lasts 300 days
  • Jan 24 Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler